INAUGURAL ONLINE CHILDREN’S HALF TERM LECTURE

WEDNESDAY 28th OCTOBER – 4pm

As shadowy figures walk our streets, clutching broomsticks, cauldrons, and pointed hats, we ask why witches and magic came to be associated with Hallowe’en. We’ll take a journey back to the 17th century to investigate beliefs about witchcraft in the past, act as historical detectives gathering stories and evidence, and find out where some of our Hallowe’en traditions really come from.

Helen Parish is Professor of History at the University of Reading. She specialises in the history of religion and magic, and the study of the relationship between the natural and the supernatural in Europe between 1400 and 1800.

The lecture will take place on Microsoft Teams Live which includes a Q&A function for the audience to engage with the presenters. At no point in the lecture will attendees cameras/microphones be broadcast (or even required!).

If you’re unable to attend “Live” please do still register as you will be able to access the recording afterwards.

This lecture is specifically aimed at 7-12 year olds, but all are welcome to attend.